Sri Chinmoy 7 & 13 Hour Ultra Solo & Team Relay Races

Magnuson Park Seattle

A Running Day of Dynamism & Peace ...See you May 25th!

Scenic 1.54 mile mixed-surface course, some hills
Well stocked and enthusiastic aid station
Medallions for all
Delicious packaged post-race vegetarian meal
Awards in five different age categories
Surprise drawings
Unique design race T-shirt included; have registration in by May 15 to guarantee a shirt
60 runner limit for 2024

About the event

The 7 Hour Race is the perfect jumping off event for runners seeking to go beyond the marathon distance, while the 13 Hour Race is a true ultra running experience.   Team runners cheer each other on and work to achieve a timed goal.  All the races are in an enthusiastic, cheerful and meditative atmosphere. The 1.54 mile loop course offers views of Lake Washington and the back woods of Seattle's most scenic park. We offer a counting station, and a well-stocked aid station you will pass every loop so having your gear, nutrition and hydration nearby is simplified. Delicious post-race vegetarian meal. Awards in each age division. And Joy!!!

Sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team which for the past 40 years has offered running races from 2 miles to marathon distances to the world's longest certified race, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race; as well as triathlons and swim marathons worldwide.

Proceeds from this event help fund the biannual global torch relay for peace, the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.

This year a limit of 60 event participants.  See our past athletes comments below!

Video - what people are saying

A selection from our 2019 race.


13 Hour

    • 6 AM
    • $120

7 Hour

    • 12 noon
    • $95

7 Hour Team Relay

    • 12 Noon
    • $150 per team
    • Register using the mail-in form please


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Award categories

  • Under 50; 50-59; 60-69; 70-74; 75 & over


  • USA Track and Field sanctioned event.

Course and Facilities

Course:  1.54 mile scenic loop in Magnuson Park with views of Lake Washington and some wooded single track.  Mix of pavement, gravel and chip surface. Race starts by the swimming beach.

Facilities:  Washrooms, solar heated outdoor shower, post race swimming beach.

Aid station:  Water, electrolytes, packaged food items, first aid, potatoes, simple sandwiches, nuts, fruits and vegetables and the usual caffeine drinks.    We encourage you to bring your own fluids bottle so that we can reduce our cup waste.

Solo and Team Runners

Solo Runners:  For both the 7-Hour and 13-Hour race - open to runners ages 18 and over.

Team Runners:  Open to all ages for 7-Hour Race.  Teams of 2-4 runners, each participant runs a continuous shift of 3.5 hours for a team of 2; or 2:20 hours for a team of 3; 1:45 each runner team of 4.  

Awards, T-Shirts and Meal

Awards:  Top 2 finishers in 5 age categories;  medallions and certificates for all participants and a surprise drawing you’ll want to be there for!

T shirts:  Included in entry fee, running tee with an inspired design. Register by May 15, 2024 for t-shirt gaurantee.

Post race Meal: by the lake just after finish.  Boxed vegetarian meal by the lake.  Outdoor shower and swimming available!

Entry Information

Deadline: Entries must be received on or before Wednesday May 21, 2024.  No DOR without permission from race director.

Athletes coming from Canada for this race may use coupon code "Canada7&13discount" to help level the exchange rates.  Canadian runners only please

Registration form can be downloaded from this site by clicking the "Get entry form" button (in blue area above). Or click on the "Online Registration" button.


Send completed registration form and waiver with check or money order payable to:” Sri Chinmoy Centre” or “SCC” to: Sri Chinmoy 7 & 13 Hour Race, c/o Daulot Fountain, 125 N 77th Street, Seattle, WA 98103.    Scan:  [email protected] 

More information:  Daulot, 206-353-5099  or email [email protected]

If you need to cancel, contact us at the above email by May 15, 2024 to have your registration rolled over to the May 2025 event.

In the event of a race cancellation race fees will be refunded less the online registration fee.


The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team of Seattle. Founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1977, the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been sponsoring running, track & field, swimming events and triathlons worldwide. In particular our multi-day events have provided the format for athletes to transcend their previous perceived limits, with many world records being set. We offer highly supported-events from 2 miles to the longest certified race in the world, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race.


Founder and Philosophy

"If victory is the only goal, then athletes can never find happiness, for even if they win today, tomorrow somebody else will come along and take away their glory.  Real happiness can never be found in separating ourselves from others.  Real happiness comes only in feeling our oneness with others, even if they defeat us.

Regardless of who wins on the sports ground, each one should try to excel in his own life by competing with himself and going forward according to his own capacity to his destined goal.  In this way each individual will all the time make progress and achieve greater and greater perfection.  True happiness comes only from our increasing sense of perfection which we can achieve only through self-transcendence"

                                                                           ~Sri Chinmoy   "Outer & Inner Running"

Comments from Our Runners

Comments from the athletes


I really enjoyed the event.  The format, the loop, the volunteers, the energy and the focus on Self Transcendence.  I look forward to running it again and hopefully doing other Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team events."

I signed up to 'punish' myself mentally for bad performances lately.  The plan failed drastically, as I, still cannot quite believe it, enjoyed the whole time and the laps just felt shorter and shorter.  Nice route, out and back section, weather and friendly and efficient aid/timing people surely played a big role."

"I will definitely be back next year!"

“Thank you so much to you and the team for another great event!  What a fantastic day and as usual the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team hospitality was top notch!”

“I feel privileged to have been part of this event. You did such a great job taking care of us and helping me along. Many thanks to the volunteers and runners for all of your encouragement and kind words!”

‘Thanks SO much for such a terrific day, event AND photographs! :)’

“I wanted to thank you again for a truly exceptional experience!
 Of my 370 endurance events, your has surpassed all in terms of the after-event camaraderie and food!
 I really enjoyed having the opportunity to sit and talk with this group of outstanding athletes.  I virtually never eat right after endurance runs, but this food was most wonderfully enjoyable.
 It's amazing to me that this event is not simply swamped with participants!  I guess that is part of the charm!”

“Thanks again for a great race on Saturday! I had a lot of fun. :) “

“What a great event!  I hope you’ll reiterate our thanks to all the volunteer angels who applauded, cheered, motivated and kept track of all of  us.  They sat their all day in the wind and the rain, while we had the advantage to keep moving.  It will be great to see the pictures and all the results. Hats off and thanks to you all for an organized and fun run”

“Thank you so much to the team for a lovely event Sunday.  It was great to run a Sri Chinmoy event again as when I lived in Ontario I would normally have 2 Sri Chinmoy events on the schedule per year.  Great course and as always the volunteers, post run meal and support were top notch.”

“I just wanted to give you some positive feedback from the run on Sunday.  You and your helpers made all the difference for me in finishing the race.  My wife and I were also touched by the philosophy and positive energy.  We wish we could have met Master Chinmoy in person but you folks have continued the wave very successfully!”

Just wanted to say THANK YOU— and the volunteers! I really enjoyed my day at the 7-hour race!

Hope this message finds you well. I wanted to say great job on Saturday. Very well organized event and great course to run. Thank you to you and all the staff for putting that on!

Thanks for a well-supported race.

Thank you again for another great year.  I was sad to see the rain try to ruin our day but as usual you spoiled us with swag and a great meal.  Thank you for this race.


Previous Results

  • 2024 May 25th
    Sri Chinmoy 7 and 13 Hour Races Results 2024

    About the author:

    Bishwas is one of the organizers of the SCMT's shorter distance races that take place in New York. Few things give Bishwas greater joy than seeing a pack of enthusiastic runners take off at the start of an SCMT race!
  • 2023 May 27th
    Sri Chinmoy 7 and 13 Hour Race Results 2023

    The Sri Chinmoy 7 hour and 13 hour race happened on May 27th, 2023 in Seattle in beautiful Magnuson Park. There were 50 runners signed up, including 3 relay teams. It was a terrific day, cool and cloudy in the morning then clear and sunny in the afternoon. Lots of cheerful runners and helpers made the race fun and inspiring.